Do You Play Defense
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Do You Play Defense

Defensiveness is reactive, similar to the defensive plays in football, where the defense reacts to the actions of the offense In relationships, defensiveness can be both a feeling and behavior. Typically, a defensive feeling is triggered by criticism, put-downs, shaming, intense sadness, or anger.  As a result of the feeling, you exhibit behaviors such as being…

Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…
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Gracie and her Best Friend About Ready to Duke it out…

How to take your thoughts captive   Photo by Laura Tancredi from Pexels Body Shaming Gracie sat in a corner booth of a fast-food restaurant. In the booth next to her, she could hear two young women talking. One said, “I have to lose weight. At size 12 I’m never going to get a date. Look…

Remember The Seeds You Planted
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Remember The Seeds You Planted

Your Thoughts Become Your Words Which Become Your Behavior “How can my words be used to create my future? How are word seeds planted?” Gracie said. “I just don’t get it.” Gracie, a woman in her mid-40s, had heard her pastor say the above in one of his sermons. She just couldn’t shake the thought…

How to Use the Power of Speaking God’s Word Appropriately According to the Word

How to Use the Power of Speaking God’s Word Appropriately According to the Word

In my last article, ‘How Does Real Faith Compare to Mental Assent,” some wondered if I was espousing the doctrine that has been labeled “name it and claim it,” or “blab it and grab it” or “Prosperity Gospel.” The answer is “absolutely no.” We could all argue points and principles for different denominations and doctrines,…

How Does Real Faith Compare to Mental Assent

How Does Real Faith Compare to Mental Assent

Most Christians affirm that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is the truth. Unfortunately, though, many times when Christians experience a crisis or become sick they say, “Yes, I believe the Bible is the Word of God, and it is true, but it doesn’t work for me.” Often times they quote scripture, for…

Things You Need To Know About Healing Today
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Things You Need To Know About Healing Today

And What Some Think and Teach   We read stories in the Bible about people being healed and wonder if divine healing is still available today. Some teach that it was only for Bible times. Others teach that it’s not always God’s will to heal. So, it may not be God’s will to heal me….

Communication With God

Communication With God

We’ve been talking about communication with other people. Let’s look at communication with God. If you think communication with other people is difficult, have you tried communicating with God? Some may say it’s impossible. Is it? I and many others have discovered that it is possible. When we accept Jesus as our personal savior God’s spirit…